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Sunday, July 6, 2008

Musical Rooms

It's been a busy week. I got a wild hair, early on, and asked the boys if they wanted to switch rooms. Connor has been bitching for a year about wanting a bed like Sam's, a double bed. His room was the smallest in the house and a twin bed works best. Sam's room was larger and had the double bed. Since Sam is a munchkin and sleeps in his mom's bed most of the time (he's going through MAJOR separation anxiety issues and would crawl back into the womb if he could figure out how to do it!) his bed is largely unused except for company.

Both boys green-lighted the proposed project, so, over the next several days, I played musical rooms. I moved and lugged furniture, toys and clothes from one room to the other. I moved electronics, books and changed out wall art. I did this with little help from either boy, although Sam was somewhat helpful.

Part of this move was also geared to making a 'new' room exciting for Sam. There was the hope that we could more easily entice him back into his room and out of his mother's. Thus far, that offshoot of the project has been a bust at bedtime.

The musical-room project is a success. Connor's delighted with the larger bed and room. Sam's enjoying his new space during the daylight hours. He's been wanting digital cable and that had been in Connor's room. Since Connor has most of the electronics and doesn't watch that much TV, he let Sam have keep the cable box in his new room. As long as Connor has Cartoon Network he's a happy camper. Sam watches Animal Planet, National Geographic, Discovery and other such Cable channels on a regular basis.

It was a relaxed 4th. Trish worked and I got Dickey's BBQ for us. Yesterday, I kicked into cleaning-out mode again and tackled the pantry and fridge. Major overhaul! I have to confess that, when the mood strikes, I love cleaning and cleaning out. I've always had a thing for moving furniture around. I used to do it when I was 9 months pregnant!!

All in all it's been a very productive week! Trish went camping with friends after work yesterday. She'll be home at some point this afternoon. Next week is her new store's grand opening. Busy, busy! The boys have a doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon so I'll be off to Children's in Dallas with them around noon.


Kelly said...

I must have gotten the rearranging gene (even while pregnant), too!

Glad y'all had a good holiday. Things were quiet here. (we were busy stuffing our faces with homemade ice cream, etc!)

Donna said...

Wow! I'm exhausted just from reading about your energy, and inspired to get my butt in gear!

Good for you!

I want homemake ice cream! YUM!!

Algernon said...

Ambitious! Glad you got the buy-in from the boys.

quid said...

Honey, you are waaaay too ambitious. Glad the boys loved it. Next time I come, I stay in Connor's room!


Anonymous said...


I too, am amazed by your energy. But glad that Connor and Sam loved it.